Scientific Leadership

Jason Slakter, MD

Medical Director


Dr. Slakter is an internationally recognized retinal disease specialist with over 30 years of experience in clinical practice. He created the Digital Angiography Reading Center (DARC), which is one of the largest centers for image evaluation for clinical trials of posterior segment disease with over 1,600 certified clinical sites in over 70 countries worldwide, serving as a key resource for industry-sponsored studies of new treatments for retinal disorders. Dr. Slakter is also a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU School of Medicine and has published more than 100 papers and book chapters. Dr. Slakter serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Orphion Therapeutics, Inc., a gene therapy company focused on developing new treatments to meet unmet needs for rare genetic diseases. Dr. Slakter is WCC’s Medical Director for Ophthalmology and has worked with WCC since the combination of DARC and WCC in 2021.